Rico by D’Addario alto saxophone reeds are the preferred reed for beginners, performers, and instructors alike. Thanks to their traditional blank and thinner profile they are ideal for both the rehearsal space and performances on stage. Rico’s ease of play, consistent make, and inspiring tone make them the most recommended reeds for all skill levels. If you’re looking for a reed that can respond to the lightest breath but still be able to withstand hours of practice and play, Rico reeds are the ideal choice. SMMC is happy to recommend Rico by D’Addario whether you’re just starting out or you’re an advanced player in need of a reed you can trust.